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Wrangling over ancient ways

Judge preserves public’s right to island pathway

Hunter (left) and Emmett Athearn walked along Rogers Path yesterday as they carried new flags for a veteran’s gravesite at a Martha’s Vineyard cemetery. Hunter (left) and Emmett Athearn walked along Rogers Path yesterday as they carried new flags for a veteran’s gravesite at a Martha’s Vineyard cemetery. (Steve Haines for The Boston Globe)
By Jenna Russell
Globe Staff / February 8, 2010

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Every Veterans Day and Memorial Day, and once or twice in between, Brian Athearn and his two young sons walk a narrow, grassy path to a tiny, half-forgotten Martha’s Vineyard cemetery. There, the boys salute before a lone veteran’s grave, and their father - the veterans’ graves officer for the town of West Tisbury, and a descendant of one of ... (Full article: 887 words)

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